Travelogue: 48 hours in New Delhi
Got 48 hours to explore New Delhi? Here's how to get the most out of a short stay in the capital. The best weather is between October and March - the rest of the year can be very hot and humid.
5 p.m. - Drop off your bags at the hotel and go for a drive around Lutyens' Delhi, a part of the capital named after its architect.
Do stop for a refreshing cup of tea at Cha Bar in Connaught Place. Gaze out at the busy Barakhamba Road intersection as you choose between Darjeeling, Nilgiri, Sikkim or any other brew that catches your fancy. Feel free to browse at the well-stocked bookstore housing the Cha Bar.
6 p.m.- Head on south to India Gate, just minutes away by car.
Situated in the heart of the city, this imposing 42-metre arch is a memorial to Indian soldiers killed in World War I and looks out on to manicured gardens frequented both by locals and sightseers. This is a popular picnic spot and you may bump into either a street food vendor or an icecream cart as you take a stroll down the boulevard towards the presidential palace.